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county school district police have dealt with pranks getting passed along using social media. ((denise valdez)) >> as 8 news now reporter mauricio marin discovered... there may be a reason why these bogus threats may be causing more concern. ((mauricio marin)) it's a disturbing craze that's been popping up online...people disguising as scary clown's making bogus threats targeting schools and other public places. ((dawn tevares/parent: "is it a joke are these people just out there trying to scare people?")) ((mauricio marin)) some folks wonder why someone would do it. ((diana poff/resident: "alot of kids are scared of clowns anyways and this is going ((mauricio marin)) clark county school district police captain ken young says the mania has been disrupting classes at some schools around the valley. ((captain ken young/ccsd police "over the last nine days you all have been getting calls just like us concerning the killer clown epidemic going around pretty much through social media." )) ((mauricio marin)) although there's been no credible threats locally---school police say they investigate each incident. but for some---just the idea of an unusual threat---even if it's a hoax can instill fear in people according to ron
((ron lawrence/ community counseling center of southern nevada: "there's always that one demented indiviudal that can use a situation like this to wedge themselves in, who is really dangerous." )) ((mauricio marin)) especially when pranksters use freightening sights that have creeped many people out one time or another in their life---like scary clowns. ((ron lawrence/ community counseling center of southern nevada: "clowns are used as monsters or monster dolls so there are people that get this bristle and fear with clowns. it's unfortunate because clowns have come to human life to make us laugh and happy." )) ((mauricio ma) craze goes away soon before someone really gets hurt. ((diana poff/resident: 'it only takes one person somebody, some nut case to put on a clown mask and do something crazy. it's very possible." )) ((mauricio marin)) mauricio marin...8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> metro has also responded to about 35 calls related to bogus clown threats. police are warning parents to
credible threats and bogus rumors. c-c-s-d police say suspects could face misdeameanor charges if officers track down those responsible for making potentially serious threats./// ((dave courvoisier)) metro police need your help... finding a man who violently robbed someone at a gas station. check out this surveillance footage... police are trying to figure out who the shirtless man is. you see him walk up to a random customer... he grabs him from behind... and throws him straight to the ground. then you see the man stealing several items from the victim. this all happened on wednesday at a gas statn and m-l-k. if you recognize the man in this video... call police or crimestoppers./// ((denise valdez)) meteorologist katie boer is tracking a warmup this weekend...katie? ((katie boer)) good afternoom -- another very pleasant day across the valley as major major weather concerns remain across the eastern seaboard as we continue to watch category 2 hurricane
pushing north into south carolina by saturday. ............. locally we remain quiet and calm--and continue to expect mostly dry conditions to continue. a live look outside shows just a few clouds but lots of sunshine. ............ northerly winds remain locally breezy into the next hour or two--dying down later this evening. ............. current conditions show temperatures in the low to mid 80s -- so very pleasant. normal highs for us this time of the year right around 84 degrees. pleasant temperatures today.... but climbing 4-8 degrees on average through tuesday ............. satellite radar shows nice dry coit will bring slight chances for today... after audio was released that dates back to 2005... where he talked about how being a celebrity made it easy to get with women. the exact words were -quote- "when you're a star they let you do it." the audio was from a hot mic... before donald trump made an appearance on a soap opera. he was talking back and forth with access hollywood host billy bush... using vulgar terms about making sexual advances to a married woman.. and
released a statement from donald trump moments after the video was revealed by the washington post... say "this was locker room banter... a private conversation that took place many years ago. bill clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course... not even close. i apologize if anyone was offended." ((denise valdez)) and here's how hillary clinton reacted to the video on twitter... she said "this is horrific. we cannot allow this man to become president." ((denise valdez)) clinton's running mate... was in las vegas for a second day. he talked with reporters about the new video as well: (( sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential nominee: it makes me sick to my stomach. i don't like to even say the words that he's used in the past when he calls women pigs, dogs and slobs. i didn't like saying it on stage the other night when my mom and my wife sitting in the front row. but this is behavior that is just outrageous. and so that there would be a new story that would have more statements like this of this kind, i mean, gosh, i'm say to say i'm not surprised. i should be surprised and shocked.
((denise valdez)) >> earlier in the day... kaine met with voters at sun city macdonald ranch senior living center. he answered their questions on everything from elderly care and alzheimer's research... to veteran care./// ((denise valdez)) and we're your local election headquarters... keeping you updated on all things politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) hundreds of students from across clark county... received a one of a kind chance to connect with local leaders today. commissioner lawrec hosted his 13- th annual hispanic youth leadership summit today. more than 200 students took part in workshops that focused on leadership, social responsibility, goal setting, money management, and health: ((jose melendrez, unlv school of community health sciences: all different age groups thinking about where they want to go next. and this is a great opportunity for us in the community to give back a little bit, share our experiences and give them some things to think about and hopefully they'll make positive choices as they move forward with their lives )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> over the years... more than 14- hundred students have attended these summits.///
awareness month... and new breast cancer screening recommendations from the american cancer society are in the spotlight. ((dave courvoisier)) >> 8 news now anchor christianne klein talked with a breast surgeon and joins us now with the story. ((christianne klein)) most women have been told they need to get mammograms starting at age 40, do a monthly breast exam on themselves and get a yearly exam by their physician.. but the american cancer society came out with new recommendations that are getting a lot of attention, and raising a lot of questions.. ((christianne klein)) issued new controversial recommendations for women at average risk of breast cancer. they include giving women the choice to start mammograms between age 40 to 44.. only recommending annual mammograms between 45 to 54 and women age 55 and older switching to mammograms every 2 years with an option to continue yearly screening.. ((dr. josette spotts / breast surgeon it's all based on chances of getting breast cancer, and chances of finding breast cancer on a mammogram and is that going to save a life :
>> dr. josette spotts is a breast surgeon.. she says the new recommendations take many factors into consideration.. but patients and their doctors need to discuss all options.. ((dr. josette spotts / breast surgeon to me or the majority of breast surgeons or anybody who deals with breast cancer patients are still going to go by their recommendations that we've had for many years that starting at the age of 40 and at least a clinical breast examination annually )) ((christianne klein)) >> recommendations suggesting there is no benefit to a physical breast exam - either monthly by you- or annually by a doctor... ((dr. josette spotts / breast surgeon i absolutely disagree with their recommendation of not doing at least doing a physician clinical breast examination on a patient every year.. because i have seen many patients come in with a normal mammogram.. and they come in for their routine annual follow up and i do a breast exam and they have an abnormality that wasn't seen on their mammogram : )) ((christianne klein)) >> she also says patients need to
spontaneous, persistent, bloody discharge from the nipples .. or a rash on the breast or areola.. or lumps in the breast or nearby.. ((dr. josette spotts / breast surgeon lumps under the arm could signify a cancer that has already spread to the lymph nodes under the arms.. and yet you can't feel anything abnormal in the breast : )) ((christianne klein)) >> these recommendations are for women at average risk of breast cancer- not those who have a family history.. or the brca mutation.. which puts them at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.. so far.. insurance companies are only treating these as recommd and still following the older guidelines./// ((denise valdez)) we continue to keep a close eye on hurricane matthew. the latest governor to tell people to get out of town... as the massive storm slowly moves up the florida coast./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news
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responsible for the content of this advertising. ((dave courvoisier)) hurricane matthew is causing major damage as it barrels up florida's coastline. even though the eye of the category 3 storm remained off-shore, florida is not out of the woods yet. don champion has the latest from daytona beach. hurricane matthew pounded south florida---with blinding
video) the governor says matthew remains a serious threat as it moves north. (gov. rick scott) it could be the worst part of this is yet to come. hurricane force winds snapped trees and destroyed the side of boat house at a marina in smyrna. all over the state debris littered streets (kevin morris/daytona beach/fl) "i've seen trees uprooted. i've seen downed powerlines. i've seen car ports crashed on cars." in jacksonville, huge waves crashed ashore. officials are worried matthew's storm surgeul lying areas along the saint johns river. (aerials) (gov. rick scott) on top of those winds, the storm surge is going to be significant. 10 feet plus waves. (don champion/cbs news/daytona beach, florida) the governor is expected to tour some of the damage todaybut as you can see from the destruction around me..matthew is still very powerful. (alan smith/rode out storm) "it got scary a couple times with the trees because there are a couple trees in this neighborhood. there's a lot of trees down as you can see everywhere." "this is something completely different. this is the worst hurrican i've ever been in." in south carolina, the governor
(gov. nikki haley, sc-r) there is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen. officials say more than half a million people are without power in florida. don champion, cbs news, daytona beach. ((dave courvoisier)) >> matthew is blamed for at least 300 deaths in haiti alone./// ((weather toss)) ((katie boer)) good evening....hurric ane matthew remains the biggest weather concern across the country right now as the category 2 hurricane is still seeing current sustaine winds at 110 mph right now. ............ let's look at the satellite the last 24-hours..i want to show you how far north this hurricane has pushed from off the coast of
the eyewall of matthew off jacksonville beach, florica. -- obviously it's traveled almost the length of the state--but current speed is tracking at 12mph as it slowly pushes north with heavy rain and very strong winds and dangerous storm surge arriving in georgia. ........... a slew of watches, place right now -- one thing i'm watching besides flash flooding, strong, high water surges is a tornado watch currently in place for the northern edge of
((denise valdez)) >> it's a big deal when the puck drops for frozen fury. chris maathuis is live at the t-mobile with on tonight's big game. ((chris maathuis)) >> a year from now and we'll be i team... .for the now the kings and stars will give us a preview of what's to come. plus a story of inspiration and courage... thanks to a very impressive las vegas man. that's next here on channel 8.
one more thing tonight. a great event was held today at siena golf club. it's the simon keith foundation annual fundraiser. simon is the first organ transplant recipent to play sports after receiving a heart transplant. all the money raised from today's event goes to help those who have undergone life saving organ transplants. the group today... andrew westerland from vancouver british columbia was this year's poster boy for the foundation. at 12 he received a heart transplant, is a cancer survior and alsoi lost most of his hearing as a result of a rare disorder. he's a couragious young man and was honored to be helped by simon's foundation. - (( )) andrew westerlund; "when i was 12 i had a heart transplant then a couple years later i was perfectly fine then i was diagnoised with cancer, cancer sucks. simon keith/ this is not
complicated, but he's a beast a trooper, grinding through it. shannon westerlunkd/mother; "he was very brave through it all, he just shrugged his shoulders and said ok when are we going to do that then and that was his response when told he needed a heart transplant." ((chris maathuis)) remission... he's got a terrific attitude. might also mention that four years after his heart transplant, andrew won 4 medals at the 2016 canadian transplant games in toronto and hopes to compete at the 2017 world transplant games in spain. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 is next... ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with paul
to see what they're working on. ((paul joncich)) if you haven't made weekend plans just yet... we have you covered! where you can go see this beautiful display of floating lanterns... plus the big milestone the people
behind "first friday" are reaching tonight... as they take over the arts district in downtown las vegas. those storien news music ((paul joncich))
are saying no to new developments. the changes being made to the blueprints... to try and make sure both homeowners and developers are happy. ((christianne klein)) a las vegas local... named a "cnn hero." the special recognition a former race car driver is getting on a national level. ((katie boer))